From The Top
Co-President Charlie opened the meeting with the pledge, and grace by Scott Lockwood. Today’s guest speaker was Mary Cascone, Babylon Town Historian.
Dog Walk Fundraiser – The first planning meeting of the Dog Walk fundraiser committee was held today. The event is now scheduled for Saturday, April 20th, 10 AM to 2 PM at Belmont Lake State Park. Kelly and Scott Lockwood are working on sponsors, dog people/organization contact lists. Others are exploring special handouts/prizes, logistics and volunteer requirements. There’s lots more planning to do, and more volunteers are needed. Please make every effort to attend the next committee meeting on Wednesday, January 30th, 12:00 noon  at the LIYC.
Today’s Program
Mary Cascone is the Town Historian for the Town of Babylon, Office of Historic Services. Over the past few years she has written several interesting and informative books about the villages and hamlets within the Town of Babylon, including: Copaigue, New York, Babylon Village, and From Breslau to Lindenhurst: 1870 to 1923.     
Mary spoke about myths, recorded in history books and long considered true, or probably true, but aren’t.
During research on her latest book, she uncovered some surprising revelations about two of Deer Park’s most famous and revered residents, John Quincy Adams (sixth president of the United States) and Jacob Rodney Cohen (aka Rodney Dangerfield). All is revealed in her pending new book on the history of Deer Park, New York.
Next Week’s Program
Lisa Crosson will speak about Helen Keller Services for the Blind at our next regular meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd.